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The Lottery Scheme to Boost Plastic Recycling – In it to Win it

Few people would make the case for Lotteries. But what if the scheme could be used as a ploy to improve recycling behaviors? The Accelerator Lab team in Thailand is on the quest to test this…  


A New Opportunity amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

Mongkol Pinkaew (Cherry), a 37-year-old, has mobility disabilities of a paraplegic nature and is a wheelchair user. She has managed to overcome many obstacles and earned a living as a souvenir vendor…  


“Tilapia” – freshwater popular fish bring happiness to the community

The Tilapia Fish Farming Youth Group was formed with the support of a grant from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand to take advantage of those abandoned fishponds and to raise…  


You, Me, We, Us – A search for self and others from diverse ethnic backgrounds through words and images

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC), the Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand…  


The Piggy Bank

“Rice and salt are fundamentals of life, but pigs provide security for the family. As well as being the main source of food and used in important Karen rituals, pigs can also be sold to generate…  


How community service turns a young barber’s dream into reality in Yala

Wee – Arnuwee Kuwing, a young man from Yala Province, one of the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand, lived under poor family conditions, with a father who had unstable employment having to feed…  


The Empowering Opportunity

The story of a former victim of human-trafficking who turned her life around with self-empowerment through volunteering to help others.  


Life Changing “Black Chicken”

Suraphong Saethung is 24 years old, born on 1 January 1997, and has only a “pink ID card ”. He is the fifth of six siblings and coming from a large family faced with economic hardship, Suraphong…  


Mak Yoh: a breadwinner with hope for local food preservation along the southern border

Mak Yoh is a small, elderly woman with the dark sun-exposed skin of a seaside villager. At the age of 67, this active lady had the look of perseverance in her eyes. When I first met her during the…  

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